Yesterday was an interesting day. And I learned that many Tennessee automobile owners turn into driver’s ed students the minute snow appears. I woke up at 5am so I’d have plenty of time to drive 45 minutes to Nashville to catch my flight to Ohio. On the road by 5:30am, I figured I had tons of time. But after getting on the main highway to the airport, I realized I might have a problem. Two and a half hours later, I wasn’t even halfway to the airport. The road was just a parking lot, seemingly due to all the car accidents that we’re happening. But as a Chicago girl, frankly I couldn’t conceive how this half inch of snow could cause such a debacle. I sat in my car as my flight took off, and realized it was time for plan B. Now this is an important moment, when you realize you’ve missed your flight and you calculate that alternative plans to get to your next destination are not awesome. But it’s important to catch yourself in pre-meltdown mode and make decisions about how the drama will affect your day. So as tears sprung to my eyes, I decided to make a choice. I was simply going to enjoy a glorious drive 7 hours north to Oxford Ohio! And that I did, mostly in silence as there weren’t any good radio stations. It was actually kinda nice, to have uninturrupted hours of silence. I got to Oxford at 3:30 pm…after driving since 5:30 am…and I felt remarkably good. It’s sheer testament that powerful, conscious decisions can create your reality. I spoke at one of my favorite schools, Miami of Ohio. I have been here twice before, and the peer educators absolutely rock like Spock. I gave the Stayin’ Alive on Spring Break program and enjoyed dinner afterwards with the event organizers. It was great to be back in lovely Oxford, but after 11 days straight on the road, it’s time to fly back to Denver and hit the slopes.